LETTER: There’s nothing natural about pot

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community

Re: Natural plant shouldn’t be illegal (Letters, Sept. 28)

Nice spin, Ralph Hull, but Parsley is also a “natural plant” but nobody smokes it to get high.

Just as some mushrooms grace our gravies, others will kill you or make you hallucinate to jump off bridges.

Marijuana in the past five decades has been hybridized to maximize the degree of intoxication and it is generations away from the natural weed that grows wild along the fence rows of European and Middle Eastern farms

And no historian is going to “chuckle” about the current effect of this gateway drug to more addictive substances, given the Colorado Highway Patrol’s latest statistics on drug impaired driving, since that state legalized cannabis.

Finally, the belief “stupid laws should be disobeyed” speaks volumes about those who are promoting a selective abeyance of any of our laws. Where does this conceit begin or, indeed, end?

Andy Neimers

Sooke

 

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